Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Sheep are deprived of food and water, sometimes overnight, in part so that they'll put up less resistance when shearers handle them roughly. (photo: PETA)
Undercover investigations by the animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) show abuse and cruelty taking place at sheep-shearing operations in the U.S. and Australia. As reported by NBC News , workers in Australia "kicked, stomped or stood on animals’ heads necks and hind limbs, while workers for eight...

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